I am a sucker for all things chocolate in general, but chocolate pudding, custard, and pots de creme make me absolutely weak in the knees. So when I heard you can make pudding in a crock pot I had to give that a try. This chocolate custard is quite thick and decadent. I preferred this chilled overnight, and the whipped cream on top is a must! This recipe doesn't contain any additional sugar (other than what might already be in the chocolate), so you can feel free to add a big dollop of whipped cream--or even ice cream--before serving.Triple Chocolate (Crockpot) Custard, serves 4-6.
Recipe adapted from Hot Crock Chocolate Pudding.
Place the egg yolks, cream, and salt in the crockpot. Whisk to combine well. Chop up the chocolate and throw that in the crockpot as well. Cook on high for thirty minutes.Use a heatproof spatula to stir up the mixture, and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Now cook on low for two hours, stirring and scraping down the sides every twenty minutes.
Once the custard has cooked it may be a little grainy. (Mine was.) Pass the custard through a fine mesh strainer, cover, and refrigerate overnight.I found that, for me, using the crockpot to make custard produced a slightly more coarse texture. It just wasn't quite as silky smooth as other custards/puddings you can make on the stove top. (Although this took up way less attention; I cooked other things while this just set in the crockpot.) And this custard was so delicious that I didn't end up minding the texture. But if you make this at home, leave us a comment and let us know what you think. Enjoy! xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman